Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Leighton Buzzard this week
Rain Man, Milton Keynes Theatre, until September 8
When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multi-million-dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant and has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Charlies borrows his brother to ensure he gets his half. Matthew Horne and Ed Speleers will star in the show based on the film of the same name.
Brewery Comedy, Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company, September 5
Up and coming circuit comedians perform in the town’s very own brewery. Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door.
Julie, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, September 6
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby stars in the title role in the screening of this National Theatre production.
Barnstomers, The Grove, Dunstable, September 6
Several up and coming comedians from the London scene will be performing. The venue holds regular comedy nights in Leighton Buzzard,
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, September 7
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again is going through Donna’s (played by Meryl Streep and Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible Dads of Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks like her mother did.
Bite Me, The Heath Inn, Heath and Reach, September 8
The six piece, female fronted band will be performing rock and metal covers from the 70’s, 80’s with one or two songs performed from the present day.
Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, The Grove Theatre, Dunstable, September 8
Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. There will be two screenings of the musical.
Retroplay 2018 - Movie, Gaming & Comic Festival, Brooklands School Hall, Leighton Buzzard, September 9
Retroplay is back with more guests from sci-fi and fantasy, more amazing vehicles, more incredible experiences and your favourite superheroes. Plus trade stalls with collectables and souvenirs. This is a great day for all the family, watch the children staring wide eyed as their favourite comic book hero walks past.
Leighton-Linslade Concert Band, Parsons Recreation Ground, September 9
This free concert takes place between 3pm and 5pm in the bandstand of the ground.
Don’t Get Locked In, Wing
This new fully immersive escape room experience based in Wing enables you and your team to work together and use your problem solving skills to solve puzzles, decipher codes and escape the room - all in 60 minutes. Set during World War Two, you and your team of fellow cryptologists have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and find the secret plans to help end the war. Adults £20, seniors £18, children (under 16) £10.